Speaking of New Jersey, the Garden State has another killer metal band on offer.
The 19th studio album by heavy thrashers Overkill, talk about a band that has a lot of studio time under their belt! Granted, they've been around for a good long while, but they still sound as fresh as ever. Overkill gets technical at times, but they don't use it in excess while maintaining a consistently heavy sound for the most part. Occasionally you get little slowdowns in songs like "Batshitcrazy," which doesn't really make sense to me. It's called "Batshitcrazy," why isn't it ripping my face off the whole way through?
However, they get a little reflective with the song "Welcome To The Garden State" and it's blistering in comparison! I'm not gonna lie, this song got a chuckle out of me, it's light-hearted compared to the rest of the record and kind of sticks out as a result, but it's a fun addition to the tracklist. Obviously, there's lots of other bangers too, like the first three tracks of the record, and most of the last half as well, which makes it slightly lack in variety, but it's a fun record to jam out to for sure. Definitely check this out, you won't be wasting your time.
Favorite tracks: Distortion, Head Of A Pin, Welcome To The Garden State, Last Man Standing, Where Few Dare To Walk
FFO: Testament, Annihilator, Death Angel, Destruction, Nuclear Assault
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